Travel writer and blogger Rebec Hohoho at the Detour Shanghai opening party
Detour, the travelling exhibition of decorated Moleskine notebooks, comes to a new chapter, in Shanghai at Bund18. The personal journals and sketchbooks created by 50 internationally celebrated authors will be on display until November 20th. Along with renowned international names such as designers Ron Arad, Karim Said, Tord Boontje and musicians Sigur Ros, many new Chinese authors, coming from several backgrounds, have joined the show. Among them, the celebrated film directors Zhang Yuan, Cheng Liang and Jia Zhangke, the fashion designer Joseph Li, the photographer Wang Xiaohui, the blogger Han Han, the designers Alan Chan and Lv Yong Zhong, the musician-deejay Mc Yan, and the visual artists Ai WeiWei and Yang Yongliang. Many authors attended the opening party on October 20th, watch the video and click on Flickr to discover the guests.
While sketching on his Moleskine notebook, Detour author Zhang Yuan, film director, talks about his main source of inspiration, the hutongs, the alleys of Beijing.
The notebook by Detour author MC Yan, musician and deejay from Hong Kong.
myDetour, the side project that always takes place in conjuntion with Detour exhibitions, invites Moleskine enthusiasts to participate by dropping their own notebooks in special collecting boxes located in selected bookshops around the city. A selection of these notebooks will travel to the next myDetour shows. Together with drop boxes, each participating bookshop displays notebooks collected in previous myDetour cities. Moleskine also cooperates with several art and design schools in Shanghai for workshops that will result in more decorated notebooks to be shown in myDetour venues. Here below, an example from Tonji University: urban planning professor Lou Yongqi and Detour author Carl Liu introduced the students to the use of notebook as a tool for collecting images, ideas and new concepts. See more images of the workshop here.
Detour and myDetour notebooks are permanently shown on the moleskine.com Gallery.
October 21 - November 20, 2010
10 am - 10 pm
18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
More information here.